March 27, 2015: Giant Asteroid 2014 YB35 Too Close To Earth- Not A Good Friday

March 27, 2015, Asteroid 2014 YB35 (a giant half a mile wide) will come strikingly close to our planet, in scientific terms the asteroid will be less than 2.8 million miles from our planet which is nothing when it comes to space and time.  More recently in January 2015 , another asteroid (Asteroid 2004 BL86) was closer at 750,000 miles from Earth and  brought a surprise to NASA because it had its own moon.

Bill Napier, professor of astronomy at the University of Buckinghamshire, said there is a “very real risk” of a comet or damaging asteroid hitting Earth.

He said: “Smaller scale events like Tunguska are absolutely a real risk, largely they are undiscovered and so we are unprepared.

“With something like YB35, we are looking at a scale of global destruction, something that would pose a risk to the continuation of the planet.

“These events are however very rare, it is the smaller yet still very damaging impacts which are a very real threat.”

Professor Napier  said “The real risk is from comets which even if the Earth passes through the tail can generate a massive plume of smoke with hugely significant consequences.

“There is absolutely a real risk and if you look at history, certainly biblical records, there are reports of fires in the heavens.

“Red hot debris resulting from the impact of something a kilometre wide would be capable of incinerating the planet.”

https://i0.wp.com/imagecache.jpl.nasa.gov/images/640x350/asteroid20150126-640-640x350.jpg

The question is what will Asteroid 2014 YB35 bring when its path is a direct alignment with our Earth. Many of  the planets, comets and asteroids in our solar systems are millions of miles away but they still do have an impact on us and the Earth.

NASA and related science web sources that track near Earth asteroids do not have Asteroid 2014 YB35 on the radar as of this posting but that could be a mistake to hid one’s telescope in the sand. Because the asteroids are coming and coming very close.

On March 26, 2015 there were 1563 potentially hazardous asteroids.

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

Asteroid
Date(UT)
Miss Distance
Size
2015 FM
Mar 23
6.1 LD
26 m
2015 FW33
Mar 23
9.6 LD
29 m
2015 FO34
Mar 23
6.4 LD
13 m
2015 FN34
Mar 25
8 LD
20 m
2015 FC
Mar 26
2.9 LD
20 m
2015 FH37
Mar 27
8.9 LD
46 m
2015 FP
Mar 28
9.6 LD
40 m
2015 FF36
Mar 28
3.5 LD
23 m
2015 FN33
Apr 6
9.8 LD
25 m
2063 Bacchus
Apr 7
76 LD
1.6 km

Notes: LD means “Lunar Distance.” 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/566159/NASA-alert-asteroid-2014-YB35-near-hit-Earth

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About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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